HSC Conference 2019
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Friday, August 9 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Stop the STEM Stereotypes: Anyone Can Teach and Enjoy Math!

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A deep understanding of math enables success in many interesting STEM careers. But it needn’t be drudgery and repetition: “Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.”

Homeschooling is a great opportunity to protect your students from peer pressure and stereotypes about math and poorly conceived curricula, and instead teach them that mathematics is fun and open to all.

In this workshop, I will introduce you to books and websites you can use with your students from young elementary and beyond. I’ll show you how you can work with larger groups of students to make math more social and fun. We’ll learn to avoid the “tyranny of 100%” and find alternatives to the “race to calculus.”

We’ll role play Socratic teaching methods with the math-phobic parents as students! We’ll even solve some elementary math problems together and learn to model a positive attitude to problem solving (even when we don’t know the solution).


Friday August 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm PDT